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Patient Care Technician - Lead

  • Job ID: 614190622
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 3 - 12 Hour Rotating Shifts per week
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Department: Emergency Dept
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $17.92 to $28.44 / hour

Description

Are you an experienced healthcare professional interested in taking your career in patient care to the next level as a leader? If you're
passionate about patient care and looking for a career that offers great benefits and an opportunity to use your expertise and support your
peers, check out this exciting opening!

UPMC Childrens Hospital is looking for a Lead Patient Care Technician to work in the Emergency Department!

The Lead Patient Care Technician is a leader in the department. In addition to performing the responsibilities of PCT Senior, must also
participate in recruitment, onboarding, scheduling of staff, serve on BU committees, support UPMC Experience Initiatives (AIDET
coaching, rounding, 90-day check-ins, etc.). Provides routine patient care and supports the department services in accordance with
established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the nurse or physician to assure that the highest degree of quality patient
care can be maintained at all times.

*Title and rate of pay will be based on education and experience*

  • Constructively receives feedback and direction.
  • Identifies and communicates learning needs to the unit director. Takes action to improve knowledge, skills and performance.
  • Request’s assistance in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.
  • Participates in self-review as requested by the unit director.
  • Assures equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.
  • Establishes appropriate and effective communication with other departments.
  • Establishes professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.
  • Contributes to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.
  • Suggests and supports changes within the department.
  • Assumes responsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges.
  • Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.
  • Shadows potential new staff as needed.
  • Supports department and facility-based projects and quality initiatives.
  • Actively participates in the on-boarding and precepting of new staff.
  • Participates on department and facility-based committees.
  • Actively participates in \the scheduling process for the other support staff.
  • Performs the UPMC nursing core nursing assistant responsibilities (blood glucose, weights, vital signs, I&O, specimen collections and Foley care) AND has the employee successfully completed basic arrhythmia class AND performs simple dressings, 12 lead EKG, bladder scan, assists with HAC & PSI prevention, specimen collections, precepting, simple IV catheter removal, placement and removal of restraints, dressing change, and Foley catheter removal.
  • Provides patient care including assisting with patient procedures and activities of daily living.
  • Assists with physical, respiratory and cardiopulmonary therapies.
  • Provides feedback to the RN regarding patient care and reports changes in patient status.
  • Provides instruction to patients and their families under the direction of the RN.
  • May apply, monitor and remove patient restraints as per physician orhospital protocol.
  • Strictly adheres to all policies and procedures relative to patientcare and hospital related information.
  • Complies with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.
  • Documents in the medical record according toestablished procedures.
  • Performs assigned work in a timely and productive manner.
  • Completes department clerical functions as needed.
  • Models the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team.
  • Models understanding of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment in the health professions.
  • Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues.
  • Supports UPMC Experience Initiatives (AIDET coaching, rounding, 90-day check-ins, etc.)
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned
this job. They are not exhaustive lists of all duties, responsibilities knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions associated
with the job.

 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 3 years of healthcare experience required
  • Successful completion of PCT, Senior training (if not already complete at time of hire)
  • Successful completion of basic information system training.
  • Microcomputer experience preferred.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic or currently enrolled in an EMT or Paramedic program preferred.
  • Access to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse.
  • May, in the course of their duties, be in rooms where medications are stored or may transport medications when they transport patients.
  • Transportation of medication is limited from one department to another.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • ACLS preferred
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

 

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